Detroit and the Bailout

Author: sethskim  |  Category: Various

Pastor Praying over Cars.jpg
Reuters Photo
Uh… Wow! This is all I can say.
I hope they didn’t give the cars to the pastor.
Lord, help us.

Get the full story here.

The Power of Words

Author: sethskim  |  Category: Values, Vision

I always get mixed reactions when it comes to creating new words. When we first came up with the word, Transformasphere, people were not that enthusiastic (maybe rightly so).

But for me, I am all for it as long as it serves the purposes of trying to: 1) Communicate a vision or movement; 2) Help people stay focused on mission. This is why I love what Pastor Dino Rizzo did with the word, Servolution. Every time we have visited his church, Healing Place Church you can feel the heart of service and servanthood. They are totally creating a serving revolution (hence, servolution).

I share all this because there is power in words. It creates a vision and even puts traction to things that can transform the world. This past Sunday, I shared about Raphael Lemkin and his creation of the word, “genocide.” When Hitler and the Nazi’s were exterminating people, there wasn’t a word for what they were doing, therefore it was hard to present the case to various people and nations about the evil that was occurring throughout the world.

Now, when we hear of the word, “genocide” it creates outrage in us. But the outrage must be translated into action.

You can read up on CNN’s article reflecting on Lemkin’s work here.

But this video gives a quick summary… check it out here.

1st Jakarta Church Team Meeting

Author: sethskim  |  Category: Various

Yesterday we introduced the Jakarta church plant team to the whole church during the Sunday Celebration. Then in the late afternoon the team came over to my place for our first meeting.

It was great hearing from every person about how God lead them to apply for the church plant team. Josiah, my son even joined us and shared. I realized that they he is growing up just by the things he was sharing. He is no longer a kid who just says, “I don’t know.” :-)

We laid down some expectations and went over a commitment agreement together.

In the next 6-7 month, we are going to build the unity of the team and also get trained up so that we will be ready to minister to the people of the great nation of Indonesia.